Silent Noon (corrected draft, Rosenbach Library)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Silence
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1871
Type of Manuscript: holograph corrected draft
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Rosenbach Library

Physical Description

Watermark: Extra Satin
Dimensions of Document: 4 7/16 x 7 1/8 in.
Other Physical Features: This sonnet (as well as seven others) is written on paper identical with the paper carrying the Rosenbach Library's fair copy of “Transfigured Life”.

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of the two earliest manuscripts of the poem, both having been scripteds in 1871. This text was copied directly after the other, the first draft.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: Digital images courtesy of the Rosenbach Library.